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    November 19, 2012
    9:00 - 9:30am PST  

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seeing none, may i suggest we adjourn. we are adjourned. (gavel) >> good morning everyone. thank you very much for coming. i am jennifer mats. i am the mayor's director of work force development and i welcome you here today for an unprecedented jobs announcement between golden state golden state warriors and community
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advocates here in san francisco. without further adieu i would like to introduce our mayor ed lee. >> thank you jennifer. good morning everyone. today is a pretty good announcement of another milestone that we have reached with the golden state warriors but before i say that i want to continue thanking the people who are very interested in the city of this city, the future of sports, the future of the waterfront and all the neighborhoods that we know that are continuing to want to have a great positive economic future for the city and also create jobs at the same time. supervisor david chiu is here and he and i have talked quite a few time bs this project and what it means to the city. i want to also thank supervisor
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john avalos and he being a very strong advocate and working together on local hire we have been able to set course and ordinance for city funded projects that i think have been leading the nation in getting local people hired. at the same time i also want to acknowledge supervisor jane kim whose district this arena is being planned for and hopefully constructed on. and take the quality time it takes for all the environmental aspects of this project to be put forth and i -- thank you supervisor. as
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you know i emphasized job creation in the city being so incredibly important for both the present and the future, and as our economy continues to sign signs of improvement i'm not going to forget where the jobs go and for the people in terms of hope for the city and of course working with laborers, with our construction contractors, with the labor council. tim is here together as well and mike and working with everybody we have unprecedented announcement today and 100% locally financed
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project close to $500 million of private investment signifying that they wish to on their volition to be working with the city to hire 25% of their construction work force with san francisco residents. [applause] this is a wonderful, wonderful day. and that as part of that percent goal they are opening up themselves to working with us in an enforceable obligation on this label. rick is here representing for the golden state warriors and at the same time within this goal too we're going to accommodate returning veterans from our war and pllt to be part of this effort too -- [applause] >> yes. and for me it really means putting the word and the
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title warriors in the golden state warriors. they are really showing their warristic ability to really penetrate things that we struggle for years to accomplish in the city and on a private development. it just shows me that the investors working with the golden state warriors have confidence in the city just as people working and whether the laborers or construction workers and we have confident they will continue this effort and work with the city. we hope that the feasibility of the project gets heard in very much detail. we have a high expectation because of the warrior's investment here and our beginning of this process will signal a very strong support for this fantastic arena that will be built on the waterfront, so i know harvey rose and the board
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of supervisors are hearing this through the finance committee today, but we also expect that they will see the numbers and the numbers are quite accurate and serious. it's a serious investment. i don't think you will see any city across this country right now where there is such a private investment of such confidence in a city that will present this opportunity that's rare as it is. that is why we pursued the warriors. we knew we had an entity there to help us demonstrate the things we talked about when pursuing them, local hire, jobs for people, vendors respective of our small businesses, a waterfront design sensitive to the views and the environment that we want to have, and a great, great addition to our economy in the city for years and years to come, so it is with great pride that we make this
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announcement because many of the people in this room are looking for that opportunity from all walks of life, from every community in san francisco they see this as a city wide projected, not just on the waterfront. it's everybody's future. everybody has to be heard and i know that even this weekend there was a telephonic ability to talk to people online and the telephone. there were over 4,000 people that engaged themselves with a conversation and the warriors and about what this project meant. it's incredible. i also want to give a shout out to the port and i know monique is here and they're working hard with our team and continuing this ongoing dialogue and we will have more announcements to make. right now this is just the beginning of this project but it's a great beginning because usually when
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people talks about jobs and who gets to work on the project and i know supervisor avalos we have been through that and in the publicly funded projects they wait until the end to say whether they can do anything, but with people's help we are doing this at the front end of the warriors and their vision about why they came to san francisco at our invitation and what they're going to do with us in lifting up the economy, making sure people get those jobs and making sure that we do our part as well, so this 25% goal you will hear it because you ask anybody in any other part of the country whether new york, chicago, so forth you will find this to be one of the unique situations where private investors voluntarily want to do this with organized labor, with our partners in the community based organizations to say we
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will hold ourselves accountable to the 25% goal and get the veterans in at the same time. this is an incredible milestone. i want to celebrate it but it's a beginning of a long process and a process that i believe it have the season here in 2017 and that's why the t shirts and the pins. this is where we're goi want to thank everybody that is here. we are on our way and it will take a while. it will take some time. we are about -- once we do the fiscal feasibility which was never required with these projects in the past. once we get past this hurdle we go into the environmental quality process and everything will be heard about the impact of communities and around the city but i think the warriors and
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all of us want to give you a vision of where we're going and that needs to be kept in front of us and we can't use this opportunity where we have a fantastic investment in our city. confidence is growing in our city and we will have our gollen state warriors here in 2017. thank you to everybody for being here today. [applause] >> well, you can't have a 25% local hire commitment and a 50% local hire apprenticeship commitment with a private public partnership without a private partner. i would like to introduce rick welts, the president of the golden state warriors. [applause] >> thank you jenn. thank you mayor. you know there is a lot of very, very big decisions that have to be made in a project of this magnitude. our ownership group would love it if the
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budget was only 500 million but it's going to be in excess of that but i would say the easiest decision we made in the process is the reason that we are here today. throughout this process as welcoming as everyone has been to bring the weariers back to san francisco we have heard a few things loud and clear and one is this has to be a good deal for san francisco as well as a great opportunity for the warriors. whether that means working closely with communities, specially the neighbors, immediately in proximity of the project, or whether it's creating acres and acres of public open space, rehabilitating what is now piers falling into san francisco bay. the message has been very clear. one thing we heard in particular from day one is the importance of san franciscans participating in the jobs and the economic development that is going to be
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created by this project. we're thrilled to be part of this announcement t.d we are thrilled to be part of history, the first of its kind agreement ensuring that a minimum of 25% local hire will take place on the project in the construction jobs that are so important to us gathered here. what's more we are agreeing that 50% of the apprentice level work will go to local residents and launching the program that the mayor talked about and the returning veterans and the construction jobs created at this site. we are grateful for all of our friends and especially labor, and the trade representatives and the community advocates and the public officials and those represented here today. a landmark deal like this doesn't get done without the involvement of all the parties. thanks for
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having us here and it's our privilege and it's a great day. thank you mayor. [applause] >> so local hire would not be the law of the city if not for the board of supervisors. i want to acknowledge the members that are here today. supervisor eric mar. [applause] -- the architect of our local hire law john avalos. [applause] and our board president david chiu who i would like to say a few words. [applause] >> good morning. on behalf of the board i am very happy to be part of the celebration of this milestone and just want to take a moment for all of us to look around this room. we talk about the diversity of san francisco, but it's not everyday that we come together in the way that we are this morning. i also want
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to start by thanking the warriors, management and your organization for playing ball with the city for making sure we are setting a standard for how we do privately funded projects and on behalf of the board i want to thank you for that and thank those that have been warriors for this concept to making sure local projects involve local employees. from the community partners and chinese for affirmative action entailed what the issue was and our employers that supported local hiring and our champion of local hire supervisor avalos. mr. mayor since you came into office this is on the top of your agenda and local hire and want to thank and you the port and work force development and jenn mattes and all of the
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departments coming together for this and of course i want to thank the men and women who will be doing the work. you are building the history of the city and a great gym for all and we will have a meeting at the board of supervisors to move the next phase of the project. we have issues around design and traffic and access but it's my hope with the spirit of collaboration that we moved forward and would be difficult to move forward. i look forward to make sure 2017 is the date for tip off. thank you so much. [applause] >> and representing some of the men and women who working with the warriors project i have mike perry from the building trades.
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[applause] >> and i want to start by acknowledging the labor folks in the room. a number of folks are away right now and a meeting in san diego and a lot of them are down there but in the room we have victor par and oscar lab tory and sean smith and adriane simy and carl with the local carpenters 22, danny campbell with the sheet metal workers and the operating engineers -- who am i missing? ramone hernandez right behind me. i should have looked back. [applause] and additionally mike mc kenny with electricians and tim
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paulson with the labor council and mike casey president in the back of the room over there. this is a project of the kind that makes building trades workers salivate. it is a startingly beautiful design from what we have seen so far. i am going to embarrass myself and speak in norwegian and it's the kind of project where we can look forward to bringing our skills to work on a project that will fully demand those skills, so that is quite apart from the hours it will bring to us, it quite a part from the food we will put on the table and the house payments and so on. that's one of the reasons this project really excites us and it's a dramatic project. however, we are happy to try to minimize the drama of actually building the project and this
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is what this particular agreement d a lot of things are in this particular agreement and i think it's a real accomplishment, something that will provide us a practical and effective means of addressing local hire andet going san franciscans to work so thank you. [applause] >> so our final speaker is really the foremost community lead in the local hire movement and that is environment commissioner josh arsay. [applause] >> thank you. thank you mayor lee. thank you warriors. thank you web core hunt and those that will build us and jesse hunt and i would like our community partners to come up. we work together in coalition and when we have the opportunity we would like to do this. charity
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cultural center -- i saw david. mother jackson, the god mother of bay view hunter's point. dan marcos and bay view and i see florence con and what this is about and why it's historic when we on the community -- we work with workers, communities, folks trying to get on these projects and as the mayor stated and supervisor avalos talked about and local hire is the last thing and typically around good faith and whose faith and it doesn't work this. is mandatory. the warriors are partners in labor. the contractors have submitted to working with us to make local hiring mandatory, 50%. local apprentices will
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do this. this is historic. it hasn't happened on a project like this and what you're going to see and what we're all excited about. we will see a new generation of local residents come into the trade guaranteed through this agreement commitment and start their construction career and building this arena and bringing basketball back to san francisco. thank you. [applause] >> i would like to invite our speakers as well as many others to sign the agreement that codifies this commitment between the warriors and labor and the community and the city so i'm going to ask the mayor, rick welts, josh tearo and come up and sign the agreement. the other signators will do it over
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time so you're not here and we are available for follow up but no questions from the podium so thank you very much. mr. mayor. [applause] rick, josh. -- [applause]
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>> hello, my name is jamie harper. in this episode, we are featuring the park locations in your very own backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in san francisco with someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is this lake, a popular spot for strolling and paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed
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foreboding and -- for boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flores. a pleasant trail follows the perimeter past huntington falls, 110 foot waterfall. two bridges connect the trail to the island. the climb to the hills summit, the highest point in golden gate park at more than four hundred feet. you can get quinces of the western side of the city through -- glimpes of the western side of city through a thick trees. the lake is ada accessible. it has a peaceful atmosphere where you can enjoy a warm day. walk along the lake and watched many ducks, and swans, and seagulls. it is a tranquil spot to stroll,
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enjoy each other's company, and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around the lake, floating under the bridges, past the pavilion and waterfall. for a quiet getaway, it makes for a memorable and magical experience. located on 19th avenue, this grove is the place to wear your hiking boots, bring your family, and bring the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the part is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy this base and the
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history behind it. the diversity that exists in such an urban city, the concrete, the streets, cars, we have this oasis of a natural environment. it reminds us of what san francisco initially was. >> this is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available to get you there easily. and the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. there is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is the place to find some solitude from the city and appreciate what you share with a wonderful breath of fresh air.
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, an experienced this park and enjoy the peoples, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved one hand in hand. located in the middle of pacific heights on top of a hill, lafayette park offers a great square a of a peaceful beauty. large trees border greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football, frisbee, and picnics. it is very much a couple's part and there are a multitude of experiences you can have together. bring your dog and watch the mean go with the community or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all of the park has to offer. many couples find this is the
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perfect place to put down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place you can share with someone you cherish. it is located along the 1 and 10 buses and is accessed from the 47 and 90 buses. it is ada accessible. for more information about reserving one of these locations, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair building. for any athletic fields and neighborhood parks, 831-5510. you can also write us. or walking in and say hello at old lock cabin, golden gate park. and of course you can find more
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information and reach us at sfrecpark.org.
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